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    Flight dynamics (important issues)

    I will buy the game because of this thread. Thanks to all involved.
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    ARMA 2: 1.07 Patch Released!!!

    Sigh, the old Steam problem back again. Like some of the other guys here Steam started downloading the patch before I could shut it down. I then downloaded the manual patch but it didn't work as ArmA II was already marked to version 1.07. Now I have to download the whole dam 8GB's again through Steam. In our country this amount of bandwidth costs the same as the game's retail price. I'm just going to uninstall ArmA II, can't afford this game anymore. Cheers.
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    Nvidia 191.07 arma2 performance increase

    I tested ArmA II with the two sets of drivers, and here are the results: Driver Version: 190.62_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql Avg. FPS: Island Flyover - 39.030 Avg. FPS: Run through Chernogosk - 30.712 Driver Version: 191.07_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql Avg. FPS: Island Flyover - 38.503 Avg. FPS: Run through Chernogosk - 29.280 So that is a slight decrease in performance for the newer drivers. :P
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    How big is the ArmA2 dev team?

    Sheez, thanks man, did you actually go and count them :O! It's actually still a very small group then considering the various aspects of the game. Just wondering how many is actually developers, then the number of artists and then the number of sound engineers as well... But it's cool, I'll go check it out this evening and do some counting as well. ;) I'm well aware that a game isn't just a success just because of the coders - team effort and all, but I'm specifically interested in the number of coders as I'm a software developer myself and have been for over 18 years. And I'm not looking for a job though for those who are thinking I am, I'm getting too old for that kind of pressure thank you very much ;).
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    How big is the ArmA2 dev team?

    I fully agree with your statement MadDog, well said.
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    How big is the ArmA2 dev team?

    Sorry my intention is not to start a flame about how skilled the team is or not. I just find it impressive when small teams build such immense games. Bugs or not, it's still a very impressive engine.
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    How big is the ArmA2 dev team?

    Yep, I'm at work though, but I guess I'll check it out tonight then if no one knows it of hand.
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    How big is the ArmA2 dev team?

    I can probably check the credits to try and determine this, but just out of curiosity, how many developers actively worked on ArmA2 during it's development? Considering that these days the development teams can easily reach between 60 and 150+ people for large games.
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    New patch 1.04

    Thanks p75 and Juggernaut. @ p75, unfortunately small is a relative word when it comes to internet downloads. In our country small means less than 100MB, in other countries it could mean less than 1000MB. But thanks for responding anyway :)
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    New patch 1.04

    Before I start up Steam I just want to get confirmation from someone whether the steam patch is 4GB in size again or not. If it is not, what size download can I expect?
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    Hi guys, prospective purchaser here.

    If you decide on getting the game please don't get the Steam version... having to download the 4GB patch from Steam was never resolved and I have not been able to play the game since the last patch was released over a month ago. At least the retail version have got small patches. :P
  12. Gecko, Placebo was referring to DecoySA's post.
  13. Thanks for that response. There is hope :)
  14. Of course one should appreciate the patch and that BIS is working hard on getting everyone happy with the game. But some of us needs to jump through many hoops to try and get the patch in the first place. As long as the complaints are constructive then there should be no reason why one shouldn't be allowed to complain. As Placebo said, there might still be light at the end of the tunnel if the guys at Steam catch a wake up. However, one have to also keep in mind though that it is not up to Steam to support all sorts of propriety file formats in order to support the auto patching of games. My point is, ArmA II's data files are essentially the same, whether it be Steam or Retail version. One should be able to download a "steam" version of the patch which does exactly what the retail version of the patch does, with the exception of updating the exe's and copy protection libraries. Afterwords, you can simply do a sync with Steam and it will only synchronize the files that still needs to be patched. I hope it makes sense but in a way I'm just trying to determine whether at some point in the not too distance future there will be another way of patching ArmA without having to perform such major downloads. Or if I've got it all wrong and it is indeed a problem on Steam and the download size can be drastically reduced, well then I'm perfectly happy to wait a bit until it gets sorted. Sorry for my rambling...